Who can judge at SURCA?
We invite the following groups of people, whether internal or external to WSU, to sign up to judge our students projects at SURCA:
- Faculty and post-docs from a post-secondary educational institution.
- WSU post-candidacy doctoral students. Note that judging training is required; two times on March 21 are available—10 a.m. or 3 p.m. in CUE 518.
- Note: By “post-candidacy doctoral students,” we mean doctoral graduate students who have passed their preliminary examinations and have the approval of their advisor to serve as a judge at SURCA.
- Anyone with expertise and work experience from industry, government, non-profit organizations, and other entities outside of WSU.
- Mentors of students who are presenting at SURCA.
Without the greatly appreciated volunteering of our judges and the opportunity they provide our students to present their work to an expert, SURCA would not be possible!
How Judging Works
- You will typically be assigned 3-4 presentations to judge. In advance of the event, read about your presenters’ research in the online abstract book. Also, you may review the SURCA judging rubric.
- For each presentation that you have been assigned, you will provide scores through RocketJudge software. RocketJudge will work on either your computer or cellphone. RocketJudge also allows you to provide your valuable and insightful personal notes and suggestions to presenters directly in the app. Students will not be able to see their individual scores.